[talk-au] Shared driveways

Tom Brennan website at ozultimate.com
Wed Sep 22 22:33:30 UTC 2021

In doing the rounds of the Willoughby LGA, I've noticed there are quite 
a lot of shared driveways. This has likely come about from where one 
previously large block has been subdivided - sometimes multiple times. 
Each block typically has access to the main road via a narrow strip of 
land, on which the shared driveway sits.

The service=driveway tag is "a minor service road leading to a specific 
property", so isn't really appropriate for driveways leading to multiple 

So I've started tagging some of these as driveway=pipestem, as per the 

What do people think?

The wiki also suggests service=pipestem as an alternative, but I prefer 
service=driveway + driveway=pipestem as it's more compatible with 
existing tagging - for most intents, if a shared driveway is 
rendered/routed as a driveway, that should be acceptable.

An example:

Enable the DCS NSW Base Map in ID editor if you want to see the strips 
of land via which each property has access to Fullers Rd.

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